I am a working artist in Bend Oregon.
I received my B.F.A from Southern Oregon University followed by 2 intensive years at Penland School of Arts and Crafts. I enjoy working in a variety of media,using an array of tools and techniques. Currently I teach classes in my studio and I am a contract art teacher at several schools in Bend. In my studio I create hand printed t-shirts (using carved block prints or a silkscreen), books,paintings,mono prints and glass tile. I love working with children, opening their world to multiple tools, techniques and media. I try to use recycled items as much as possible.I teach classes in my studio to groups of 6-8 children at a time.
I teach 8 week sessions, doing a different media in each week. There is also a "earth art" component that involves walking in the parks getting inspired by nature or alleys to get inspired by urban design elements.
SPRING 2013 CLASSES
TUESDAYS APR 2-JUNE 4 3:45-5:15
WEDNESDAYS APR3-JUNE 5 2:15-3:30
THURSDAYS APR 4-JUNE 6 3:45-5:15
Artist in schools
ARTIST IN SCHOOLS CLASSES:
TILE MOSAIC-Using tile,glass and stones we design a large or individual wall hanging. Using broken tiles and other found objects we create a design and atach to board. Then grout around the tile creation.
CLAY-Pinch pots, formed bowls, pinch animals, wall hangings,family couch and leaves all with stamping for decoration or 6x6 tile decoration. All created then fired and glazed.
BOOKS-Basic Japanese sewing techniques, accordion and
folded, or more intensive
sewn sketchbook or journal. Making
decorative painted papers for covers and
Could have a printmaking component also.
PRINTMAKING- Monoprinting- ink on plates drawn into and printed.
BLOCK PRINTING-carving e-z cut to create images.
SCREEN PRINTING-with cut out designs or one class image.
T-SHIRT PRINTING- class shirts with logo and stamping.
MASKS-Personal masks for older class(4-5) . Made with plaster bandage over face a very intimate process yet awesome! Then decorated with paint and embellish.
SPIRIT FLAGS-creating an image out of torn or cut paper we then silk screen it onto a colorful piece of paper and then a colorful piece of fabric to make a set of flags for the classroom.
ECT-Painting on hardboard, polymer clay, wire sculptures,personal spirit flags…